The adventure started with a 15-hour road trip from Cape Town to Lesotho intercepted with a quick overnight stop in Nieu-Bethesda, a quaint little artist’s town in the Eastern Cape. The moment we crossed the border over to Lesotho, the landscape started changing and so did the weather. Welcomed by heavy rain clouds it wasn’t long until the heavens opened, and dusty roads turned into … Continue reading Full Sus: The Kingdom Enduro – Africa’s Most Badass Enduro
The alarm goes off at a leisurely 7h30 on a Sunday morning. Enduro time! Just the thought of getting on my trail bike to race down some unfamiliar technical trails had me woken with great excitement. Quick coffee and off I went to the Helderberg trail park, just a 30-minute drive away from Cape Town, located between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. I hiked up the … Continue reading Full Sus: Helderberg Dirtopia Enduro
Katja Steenkamp was the second woman to finish The Munga in 2016, and the tenth rider overall. A formidable achievement considering the challenge at hand. For those who don’t know: The Munga is a 1000 kilometre plus, nonstop race across the heart of the Karoo from Bloemfontein to Wellington, outside Cape Town. We spoke to her about the experience, and to try and learn a … Continue reading Bike Hub Interview: Katja Steenkamp on the Munga
Challenge yourself. Do things you think you can’t. #UpSkilling #Coaching #TechnicalRiding #ConquerTheFear#FaceTheChallenge #ChallengeYourself Kate Slegrova & Katja Steenkamp #MountainBiking BreakAway Rides Cycle Training Fueled by Hammer Nutrition SA Continue reading Challenge yourself. Do things you think you can’t.
The idea of travelling across Africa has been on the back of my mind for a very long time. Primed by glossy travel magazines, enticing backpacker documentaries, biographies of travellers and chats with globetrotters, complemented by my very own travel experiences through Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and, my adopted home, South Africa; the hunger to explore more of the incredible continent I am living on grew … Continue reading Dream Big and then make it happen